Working From Home? 15 Easy Snack Ideas from the Nutrisystem MenuArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
If you’re working from home, you need healthy snack ideas for the kitchen that’s so close to your “office.” Unlimited access to your pantry makes it incredibly too easy to reach for unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Throw some stress into your work scenario (isn’t that a given?) and you run the risk of sabotaging your diet with snacking.
Are we going to tell you not to snack? No! If they’re the right foods, snacks can play a crucial role in keeping you from getting too hungry and overeating during the day, according to research, published in Advances in Nutrition. In fact, the Nutrisystem plan allows for two to three snacks a day.
According to a 2019 survey done by the International Food Information Council Foundation, 97% of Americans admit they snack. About a third say they do it a few times a week and another third report snacking once a day. About a quarter (the honest ones!) confess they snack multiple times a day.
You’ll stay on track and avoid auto-pilot snacking if you eat your snacks on a regular schedule and record them with the rest of your meals in the NuMi app. When trying to think up new snack ideas, we always like to go back to the basics and transform your favorite flavors into weight loss-friendly options.
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1. Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream and chocolate—nothing satisfies more, especially when your sweet snack delivers five grams of protein and three grams of fiber.
2. Orange Ice Cream Bar
You’ll be able to resist the siren song of the ice cream man if you have these bars in your freezer. Vanilla and orange ice creams are swirled together to create that familiar taste of summers past. This creamy, dreamy bar contains five grams of protein and three grams of fiber.
3. Lemon Zest Cake
Nothing is as refreshing as the taste of citrus, which this little cake has a-plenty. Drizzled with vanilla icing, this dessert has a filling four grams of fiber and five grams of protein.
4. Fudge Bar
There’s no skimping on rich chocolate flavor in these ice cream bars. They taste totally decadent but they’re only 100 calories with five grams of protein and three grams of fiber.
5. Chocolate Cupcake
Sometimes only a chocolate cake will satisfy. With five grams of protein and five grams of fiber—not to mention that luscious creamy chocolate frosting—this snack will keep you totally full and happy.
6. Chocolate Brownie Sundae
You’re thinking, a chocolate brownie sundae? On a diet? That’s crazy! Nope, totally good—in so many ways. Ribbons of fudge and chunks of brownies are woven through chocolate ice cream—and so is three grams of fiber and five grams of protein to make it doubly satisfying.
7. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake
You might want to save this one for dessert. This cupcake is strawberry and vanilla through and through with luscious whipped cream filling in the middle. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber (three grams) and protein (five grams).
8. Dark Chocolaty Sea Salt Nut Square
This is THE snack for sweet-and-salty lovers. Sea salt-dusted peanuts, almonds and walnuts are combined with a dip and drizzle of dark chocolate flavor. What makes it even more satisfying? Six grams of protein and eights grams of dietary fiber.
9. Milk Chocolate Flavored Pretzels
A crunchy snack that’s so good, you’ll consider it dessert! With five grams of protein and three grams of fiber, they’re a perfect sweet and salty ending to any meal while working from home.
10. Sweet and Salty Nut Bar
Nuts about nuts? This is the snack for you! There are almonds, peanuts and walnuts with some raisins for sweetness. It’s all wrapped in a peanut butter shell and dusted with sea salt and dabbed with honey. This nutty bar gives you eight grams of protein and five grams of fiber, making for a perfect snack idea while you work from home during the Coronavirus.
11. Lemon Cooler Cookie
Refreshing, sweet and ultra-lemony, these cookies contain four grams of fiber and five grams of protein, all dusted with powdered sugar.
12. White Cheddar Popcorn
This cheesy, savory snack is literally finger-licking good. Crunchy popcorn, cheddar cheese and savory spices (along with five grams of protein and three grams of fiber) might make you want to crank up Netflix instead of working from home. Resist!
13. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Talk about comfort food! This generously sized cookie might remind you of having treats in your Grandma’s kitchen. It’s chockfull of plump raisins—not to mention fiber (four grams) and protein (five grams).
14. Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brown sugar, butter, eggs, chocolate chips and walnuts make these bite-sized cookies a major treat with your mid-afternoon coffee, tea or a glass of skim milk. You’ll be raring to go back to work after your break.
15. Toffee Crunch Cookies
With all the taste of one of your favorite candy bars, these bite-sized cookies are rich, buttery and delicious with five grams of fiber and five grams of protein to help fill you up.
Even though these snacks are perfect to curb your cravings while you work from home, we have an endless supply of healthy snack ideas in our recipe section here on The Leaf. Be sure to check them out today!